Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - 2

* BRIGHT PERSPECTIVE * *
Shout Out to Event Mavericks Everywhere
W
elcome to this special celebration of the 2022 Meeting Professionals of the Year. We
love celebrating excellence because we think it inspires others to go higher, faster,
further. This year, we recognize the event mavericks who are pushing boundaries. They took
time out of their busy schedules to share their motivational secrets, lessons learned and
advice for their younger selves. Be sure to follow
the link to their full responses on SmartMeetings.
com because they didn't hold anything back.
We also just celebrated our 2022 Smart
" Go forth and be fierce. "
Women in Meetings Award winners at Smart Woman Summit intensive educational sessions
and awards gala at Grand Hyatt Nashville. I will tell you I am still riding high from the
energy in that sparkling ballroom. The energy was intense and the networking warmed my
heart. This is how we grow personally and as an industry...together. My goal was to have
every person there leave empowered to take charge of her physical, emotional, financial
and career wellness. If the buzz in the room was any indication, we succeeded. To paraphrase
Katy Perry, " You are a champion and we love hearing you roar! "
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VOLUME TWENTY, NUMBER NINE, SEPTEMBER 2022
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PRESIDENT Luc Troussieux PUBLISHER Eric Haase
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Brian Gilligan, senior vice president of sales and distribution, U.S. & Canada, Marriott International; Carol McGury, EVP, SmithBucklin; Allison Magyar, chief product officer, Notified;
Mark McMinn, VP of sales, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino; Faith Morris, CMO, National Civil Right Museum; Andrew Weir, executive vice president of destination development, Tourism Toronto;
Don Welsh, CEO, Destinations International; Carl Winston, director, SDSU Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management; Toni Zoblotsky, director of B2B marketing, Hilton Hotels
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue

September Cover
Bright Perspective
Smart buzz
Feature: Event Mavericks
Event Recap
Destination: Western Canada
Destination: Tucson
Destination: Nebraska
Destination: Palm Springs
Destination: Wosconsin
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - September Cover
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Cover2
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - 1
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Bright Perspective
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Smart buzz
Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Feature: Event Mavericks
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Event Recap
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Western Canada
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Tucson
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Nebraska
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Palm Springs
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Smart Meetings September 2022 Digital Issue - Destination: Wosconsin
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